The Cruelty of Judging Hunger by Obesity
- Topic Info:There is no greater sadness or travesty than stunting the human potential.
Threatening the health and development of children, food insecurity represents one of the most serious social and health-related issues in the United States.
Food insecurity affects 16 million children in this country, leaving one in five children hungry and without consistent access to nutrient-rich, healthful food.
In some food insecure households, families are left choosing less expensive, calorie-dense food; resulting in overweight children who are still lacking the healthy, nutrient-rich foods their bodies need.
A child can look overweight and yet still be hungry for nutrients, because limited income leads to a trade-off between food quantity and food quality.
In this segment on Eat Right Radio, Libby Mills discusses:
- The truth about the hunger/obesity paradox and the health and social impact of hungry children.
- How registered dietitian nutritionists are feeding hungry children to eliminate that hunger.
- How you can help make a difference.
- Organization:Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Host: Melanie Cole, MS